Pauline Lerry, Siân Martin and Lesley Roberts have collaborated on a project that has addressed issues affecting and changing our environment, responding to environmental issues that are personal to them.

Pauline Lerry Sian Martin Lesley Roberts

We recently presented ‘CHANGE MATTERS’ in the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis. Our updated exhibition is now being shown as part of Somerset Art Works Open Studios at Bridgwater Art Centre, Somerset from 4th September to 3rd October 2021.

Pauline Lerry looked at results of melting ice-caps and rising sea levels.

Lesley Roberts looked at the disappearance of wild flower meadows.

Siân Martin looked at plastic pollution.

  • Wild flower meadow
  • Plastic bottles
  • Lake

Following on from their successful exhibition, three artists – Siân Martin, Lesley Roberts and Pauline Lerry – have been making new work; each responding to aspects of the changing nature of our world.

Climate change is having significant effects on our planet. Nature has a way of fighting back and we need to value and nurture it.

Even Leonardo’s words incited us to keep an inquisitive eye towards an ever-changing nature, one that is bound to evolve and radically mutate in the era of global warming.

Sian Martin

Textile Artist

Siân Martin’s recent focus was a response to the damaging effect of plastic pollution on aquatic environments and the plight of sea birds in particular. This is part of an on-going personal interest in conservation.

Land form with plastic and feather

Lesley Roberts

Photographer

Lesley’s recent interest focused on the disappearance of wildflower meadows in this country. She visited local habitats and recording the variety of wildflowers which exist in these special places.

Collaged photograph by Lesley Roberts

Pauline Lerry

Painter

Pauline Lerry has recently made work that considered climate change. Pauline works with drawing and photography. The painting is developed and resolved in her studio.

Stencilled oil painting on board

Change Matters is part of Somerset Art Works Open Studios event which starts on 18th September and finishes on 3rd October. We are venue 173 at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset.

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